The AfterEllen Aesthetic: Making our own list of hotties

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Voting is now closed — no more comments. Thanks for the overwhelming response! Look for the results sometime next week.

Earlier this week, many of you commented on the Maxim Hot 100 list — you found it generally unbelievable and incorrect. And you suggested that AfterEllen create a better list. So let’s do it!

Here’s how it will work: List your top 5 or 10 or 20 favorites — please, no more than 50 — in the comments. (Don’t rank them; just list them.) Each celebrity whose name appears at least 5 times in the comments (or maybe 10 times, depending on how many comments there are) will appear in the final AfterEllen list.

Try to focus on beauty and “hotness” when you make your list. Don’t just list “women I love.” Of course, one of the great things about lesbians is that many of us find it difficult to objectify women — we don’t tend to separate physical beauty from other fine qualities like talent, sense of humor, or general awesomeness. So it will be interesting to see how this turns out.

I think we could probably start with Leisha Hailey. (But no, the women on your list don’t have to be gay.)

Have fun! VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. We’ll post the results after Memorial Day. To get the discussion going, here are the favorites of some of the AfterEllen bloggers. (We tried not to exceed 10 and found that completely agonizing.)

bad machine’s list:

Cameron Diaz — as a brunette only

Natalie Portman

Carmen Electra

Angelina Jolie

Leisha Hailey

Jordana Brewster

Halle Berry

Sarah Shahi

Angie Harmon — mostly for that voice

Scarlett Johansson

Dorothy Snarker’s list:

Jodie Foster

Angelina Jolie

Kate Winslet

Salma Hayek

Tina Fey

Gong Li

America Ferrera

Halle Berry

Lena Headey

Helen Mirren

Karman’s list:

Scarlett Johansson

Sarah Shahi

Kate Winslet

Salma Hayek

Elisha Cuthbert

Lindsay Lohan

America Ferrera

Leisha Hailey

Naomi Watts

Kirsten Dunst

Michelle Williams

Carmen Electra

scribegrrrl’s list:

Kate Winslet

Meryl Streep

Stockard Channing

Queen Latifah

Elizabeth Mitchell

Leisha Hailey

Mary-Louise Parker

Salma Hayek

Simone Lahbib

Allison Janney

Helen Mirren

Tina Fey

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